As bicycle accident lawyers in Tucson, we were relieved to hear news from KVOA on Thursday, July 19, 2012 that the victim of a serious bicycle accident is on the mend. The cyclist was struck while riding the bicycle route on Mountain Avenue when a truck ran the stop sign at Blacklidge Drive and hit him. The man suffered serious injuries, including protruding broken bones. The man who hit the cyclist drove away and has not yet been located by police. Good Samaritan witnesses protected the victim from further injury by standing in traffic until emergency crews arrived. We are thinking of the victim and hope that he continues to heal towards a full recovery.
Tucson Bicycle Accidents and Statewide Statistics
Tucson bicycle accident victims are among the more than 5,500 people who are hurt in car crashes every year in the city, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Statewide, there are more than 1,900 reported bicycle collisions annually. These wrecks cause injury to roughly 1,600 people, according to statistics. An additional 20 or more deaths are reported from car crashes that involve bicyclists every year. Most injury and fatality victims in bicycle crashes in Tucson and across the state are over the age of 25, like the victim in this collision.
Why Call a Tucson Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Attorney
The man who was injured in this Tucson hit and run bicycle accident is on the mend, but repeated surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay make it imperative for him to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team would work out the costs of the man’s medical treatments with his doctors and with the hospital to make recovery more affordable. We would do whatever it takes to help find the man who hit the cyclist and drove away and would negotiate with, or litigate against, his insurance for compensation for medical expenses, time lost from work, and other crash-related damages. If the driver who hit him cannot be found, we would look into all other insurance policies to see alternate ways of covering the victim’s expenses. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. offer free case reviews for all personal injury victims. Contact us now.